Tag: Tech

PowerPoint Alternatives

PowerPoint may still be the most popular piece of presentation software around, but several web-based alternatives have popped up lately with some truly snazzy features to wow your audience with. By Jane Hosking     Prezi With a radically different…

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Bridging the Gender Gap

Much more needs to be done to boost the number of women in the global tech industry. By Zeid Nasser Despite the success of female tech industry CEOs like Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard, and Oracle’s co-CEO…

Yemeksepeti Gobbles Up ifood.jo

Turkish online food ordering company Yemeksepeti has bought a majority stake in ifood.jo, the fast growing Jordanian startup offering the same sort of service. Set up by Zeid Husban and Omar Akel in January 2012, ifood.jo provides restaurants with instant…

Fabulous Phablets

Once dismissed as a niche too far, phablets—gargantuan smartphones with almost tablet-sized screens—are now all the rage. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb iPhone 6 Plus www.apple.com Many thought they’d never live to see the day Apple…

Persistent Piracy

While software piracy appears to be gradually declining in the Kingdom, Microsoft Jordan’s Intellectual Property Lead Sana Jaser says it remains a serious problem. By Jane Hosking A survey recently released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) revealed that software…

Beecell and a Changing Tech World

Beecell shows how mobile value-added services providers can stay relevant in a fast-evolving technology market. By Dina al-Wakeel  Gone are the days when we just used our mobile phones to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. On-the-go broadband technology…

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Wearable Technology 2.0

With the long awaited unveiling of the Apple Watch, we’re now finally witnessing the second coming of wearable tech. Tech Talk – Zeid Nasser As you would expect from such an exacting and detail-obsessed company, it was a long time before…

MENA’s Online Payments Puzzle

A lot of consumers in our region would like to spend money online. So what’s holding them back? By Khaldoon Tabaza How to implement online payment systems that most people are willing and able to use remains a big hindrance…

Yahoo to Close Office in Jordan

In a move that will come as a major blow to Jordan’s ICT ambitions, Yahoo, the tech giant that bought Maktoob for millions, has announced it will be shuttering its Amman office by the end of the year. Yahoo said…

Tech Investing: Truths and Myths

The tech investment world is full of widely held, but wildly inaccurate beliefs. Avoid them and reap the benefits. Startup Jordan- Robert Carroll There’s no doubt that people are winning big by making tech investments. For example, several investors got mega…